Couture week is treating us to extensive, fabulous Instagram feeds from the front row, long feature recaps on The Cut and several teasing previews of Alexander Wang x H&M. But what's been most important to me this week hasn't been the flowing dresses, the long jackets, the wedding dresses... it's been the shoes. I'm obsessed, and curious to see how these new shoe trends will trickle down to my price range.
Last spring, it was couture sneakers adorning models in flowing and shifting white gowns, with glittered eyeliner winging from their focused eyes. This week, it's sandals. It seems Karl Lagerfeld has a different idea on shoes than famed shoe designer Christian Louboutin, who was quoted saying that there will never be a heel high enough, and that shoes (heels especially) are a pleasure with pain. Karl is adding comfort to couture in these flat, chic slides and flip flops. I love a simple spin on extravagant clothing. And I love flip flops.
This entire show was intoxicatingly beautiful, with softer colored gowns being paired with vibrant, interestingly cut heels. The orchids were a nice touch, too. I have no idea how or where I would ever wear some of these shoes, but I'm drooling over them all the same. The point of the toe and the curve of the heel make them unique to this show and the bright colors add a little whimsy to the more muted, yet still fabulous color scheme.
I can't wait to see what other shoes and accessories start exciting new trends this week.
So, let's get some shoes. And see what other styles walk the runways this week.